Alleged Puppy Mill Closed in Greene County

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A puppy mill owner is facing charges of ill-treatment of animals. Authorities in Indiana have closed an alleged puppy mill in Loogootee, Indiana.

The Martin County Humane Society announced the Puppy Mill closure via Facebook. The Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that the suspects were arrested. According to the society, between 80 and 100 animals were in the facility. The animals are being cared for by rescue groups.

The facility’s cleanliness was questionable and inspectors found several violations. For example, there were no kennel walls or windows and there was no air conditioning. The only ventilation was provided by a floor fan. The animals’ crates were stacked two to three high, and there was no space for them to move around. They also didn’t have adequate food and water.

The facility’s owners, including Ethan Zumbach, have been cited in federal court for several violations of animal welfare laws. One of the violations was that the facility failed to document medications given to the animals. These records are essential in evaluating the health of animals. According to federal records, Zumbach Yorkies sold puppies to retail stores in New York and Florida.

Eventually, the dogs will be adopted through the local animal shelter. The owner of the puppy mill is facing charges of ill-treatment of animals. Brown also faces a violation of the state’s rabies law.

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